Post # 1
Hey bees! Im new so would love to hear your waiting stories! My SO and I have been dating for 6 and a half years. I’m only 23 so it’s OK that we’re not engaged yet. I’ve been wanting to get engaged for a while now though, and I go through phases where I get really grumpy and bitter that he hasn’t proposed yet and he always just said ‘soon’ but it never happened.
3 months ago we began a 2-year trip around the world that we’d planned since we started dating, and all of a sudden he is talking about our future house and land and dogs we will get and where to go on honeymoon, etc, and he’s finally at ease when we talk about engagement.
The other day I got upset and wondered when he was going to do it (it was that time of the month girls!), and he said ‘trust me, just do me a favor and don’t mention it for the next month or two because it is going to happen really soon and I want it to be a surprise’.
I’m so excited I can barely contain it! I know that it will happen soon and I can’t get it out of my mind! I am not going to say a word about it, I’m going to be happy and patient and enjoy this time! I can’t wait to be his fiancé but this is my last couple of months that my ring finger will be free without some bling on it, so I may as well enjoy the waiting!
Tell me your stories to take my mind off it please ladies! 🙂
Post # 3
@TravelLover: My SO & I have been dating for 3+ yrs. I’m 34, he’s 41. Last year, one of my close gf’s, my cousin & a co-worker got married. So, we went to 3 weddings. I thought great, he’ll begin thinking about “us’ in that sense. Well, a year later, nothing. If I jokingly bring it up, he’ll say “don’t push, it’ll happen when it’ll happen” Or when we went 2 pick out my bling for my Bday gift (I’m a taurus) I showed the rings & he said “In due time”…..~sigh~
I wish he would propose but I know not to push him because then he’ll be doing it to please me & won’t truly want it himself. But to put a happy note on the end, he did get me a gorgeous emerald ring as a gift for my Bday so he is thinking along those lines. I don’t want anything fancy, nor grossly expensive. Thats not me.
I like simple things, because we lead a simple life. All girls dream of their wedding day. But thisz is the first guy I’ve dated that I’ve seriously dreamt of marrying. It’s never been high on my list. It’s just a pipe dream…..
Post # 4
Welcome! Sounds like you wont be waiting too much longer 🙂
Im 29 and hes 33… we’ve been together over 4.5 years now and were friends for 7 years before that. We own a house together and have worked hard to build a solid start to our life together… so now its time to formalise things 🙂 We have a ring, and we are off to Europe in less than a month so I assume it will be then.
Your two year trip sounds amazing – enjoy it!
Post # 5
@TravelLover: I’m in the same boat, 24 and been with my SO for 7.5 years! I admire your positivity, love what you said about this being the last time your ring finger will be empty! I’m going to remind myself of this next time I’m feeling down or feeling grumpy. Sounds like you have lots to look forward to, an engagement and a two year trip, it sounds incredible!!
My story is pretty boring.. I met my SO in high school and we started dating at 16. He proposed after 4 months of dating – not with a ring or in an official sense, but making his intentions known and clear. Sometimes I feel like I’ve been waiting since then! I’m still in school and he just finished last year, so it hasn’t been the right time before now, and we certainly havent had enough money! I’m expecting the proposal by the end of this year 🙂
Post # 6
Well Welcome tot the Bee. I’m the same boat as you. 6 1/2 years the both of us just turned 25 within the same week. Anyways We met on Myspace a couple of months after we graduated from different highschool’s, his school was the next city not one of our mager rival but close.
I actually had forgotten when the waiting had started I’m guessing about our 1st year anniversary. Honestly it has his fault he had to start talking about kids, not marriage but kids, and how he wanted to raise them, and how he wouldn’t mind if I was the mother.
I was stung by the waiting bee. lol I laugh at myself.
I wasn’t patient at first, After awhile I realized that I was pushing. So much so that if I went into detail. He’s used to my planning ways even though it annoys him. Now when I slip he rasie the vloume on the tv or the radio.
For the past year he’s been asking questions, on what kind of ring would I like, and how I wanted to be proposed to. “Don’t get your hopes up this doesn’t mean anything.” He reapeated to me twice. That was in April.
…..That’s my waiting story